Wisconsin’s 2020 class has the potential to be one of the best in recent memory. You can now add an out-of-state prospect to that list. St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy freshman G/F Brandon Weston, a native of New York, stated his case to be among the top class of 2020 players in the state on Tuesday.
In a Division 3 regional loss to Lakeside Lutheran, Weston scored a team-high 20 points, flashing some high upside. A long, strong 6-foot-4 wing, Weston has the makings of an exciting athlete. He put one defender on a poster Tuesday, taking a steal and going coast-to-coast before sending in a tomahawk jam right over the top of an opponent.
Weston’s ability to slash is the reason he averaged just shy of 21 points per game in 2016-17. A physical, but smooth wing, Weston uses his body well and isn’t afraid to create contact. Weston doesn’t waste many dribbles and he puts the ball on the deck with a purpose. He drew a lot of fouls and got to the line a ton against a solid Lakeside Lutheran squad.
His skill work leaves some to be desired. Weston didn’t knock down a single jump shot on Tuesday on a handful of attempts. His release is a little funky and begins at or below his chest in most cases. However, you can see the upside with his ability to create his own shot. Weston narrowly missed on a couple of sweet step-back jumper attempts. If he can get 21 points a game from almost entirely the paint and free throw line, imagine how difficult he’ll be to defend when the rest of his game comes along.
Weston is drawing some early interest from Wisconsin. He visited the Badgers during the season. An impressive athlete, Weston has the makings of a Division 1 prospect. If the shooting, ball handling, intangibles, IQ, etc. catch up to his physical abilities, we’re probably talking about a high major prospect.
Weston will run with the PSA Cardinals during the travel season.